There are a lot of issues to discuss regarding Justice Kennedy’s upcoming retirement, which we will over the course of the next few weeks. Justice Kennedy was a moderate conservative and often times the swing vote in very close cases, including those for gay rights and abortion. With him gone, many on the feral left are freaking out. Another area, which has been largely ignored by the Supreme Court in general, is the issue of gun control. Via the Huffington Post:
There has been a lot of speculation about why the five court conservatives, including Kennedy, have not reviewed any of the lower court cases upholding various gun restrictions. The most common theory is that neither the four conservatives other than Kennedy, nor the four liberals, knew how Kennedy was going to vote.
Adam Winkler, a UCLA law professor, and author of one of the most important books ever written on the Second Amendment, Gunfight: The Battle Over the Right to Bear Arms in America, speculated in 2014 that among the other justices that “there must be some concern about the way Kennedy is going to go” in future gun cases. Well, that concern is now moot.
The Supreme Court has only ruled in favor of an individual right to own guns in two decisions, and in neither one did Kennedy write his own opinion. He did, however, make up one of the five votes in both 2008’s D.C. v. Heller, and 2010’s McDonald v. City of Chicago. Both cases invalidated complete bans on possessing handguns in each city. The Supreme Court has not, however, returned to the Second Amendment since McDonald was decided, despite thousands of lower court cases wrestling with the balance between the right to keep and bear arms and public safety.
So it looks like he begrudgingly upheld 2A in two cases, didn’t write an opinion piece on either, and the Supreme Court was afraid to review anymore 2A cases because they weren’t sure how he would vote. This is all a moot point now with him gone. President Trump will surely nominate someone much more conservative and pro 2A. And with the changes to how one can be nominated by a simple majority rather than 60 votes, so long as President Trump nominates before any potential changes at the mid-term elections he should be able to get in whomever he wants.
This bodes well for America. Pro-Western men need to constantly remind themselves that we are dealing with children on the left. You need to drag them kicking and screaming to truth and what is right. Treat them how you would treat your children. You wouldn’t let your children stay up all hours of the night and eat candy just because they wanted to. No. The same goes here. Even though they will not like it, the changes we are trying to make will benefit them just as much as they benefit us.
This is another reason I abhor “never-Trumpers” like little Ben Shapiro. Supreme Court Justice nomination was the most important election issue of all, with immigration reform a close second. With President Trump’s nomination this will cement a majority conservative Supreme Court for decades to come. Especially considering one or two other leftist Justices will likely be retiring soon, it is game over at the Supreme Court level for some time. And that is great for everyone.